Geranium × lindavicum 'Apple Blossom'

Common Name: cranesbill 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: Pale pink with dark pink veins
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer


Easily grown in average, medium moisture well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organic soils. Cut or shear plants back after flowering to rejuvenate, shape and encourage rebloom. Side stems may be removed or trimmed at any time to control spread.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Geranium × lindavicum is a hybrid geranium resulting from a cross between G. argenteum (silver-green foliage and light pink flowers) and G. cinereum (gray–green foliage and white to pink flowers). This hybrid generally features densely net-veined pink or white flowers which bloom on trailing inflorescences in late spring to early summer on stems clad with deeply lobed silver-green leaves.

Genus name comes from the Greek word geranos meaning crane in reference to the fruit which purportedly resembles the head and beak of a crane.

‘Apple Blossom’ is a compact, clump-forming, low-growing, alpine-type cultivar which typically grows to only 4” tall but spreads to 10” wide or more. Five-petaled, soft pink flowers with darker pink veins bloom from late spring to early summer. Deeply cut leaves are an attractive silvery green. An introduction of Blooms of Bressingham from 1969 which was originally described as a G. cinereum cultivar.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Rock gardens. Border fronts. Small area ground cover.